Jim Benson’s Widow Donates Scholarship to Her Late Husband’s Alma Mater


The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) Henry W. Bloch School of Business and Public Administration is pleased to acknowledge a $135,000 gift from Susan C. Benson in memory of her husband, Jim Benson – a UMKC alumnus and space entrepreneur. The scholarship will benefit full-time undergraduate students who have faced academic challenges but have demonstrated a personal drive, entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to success – similar to that of the late Jim Benson.